Notes on Metaphysics

Notes on Metaphysics - Ayer was the Grote Professor of the...

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Metaphysical Exploration - Definitionof metaphysics: the underlying theoretical principles of a subject or field of inquiry, Metaphysical - Philosophy . a. concerned with abstract thought or subjects, as existence, causality, or truth. b. concerned with first principles and ultimate grounds, as being, time, or substance - many paths of metaphysical exploration: knowledge, morals, good and evil, emotions, society, institutions, religion, art and beauty, life and death Illtyd Trethowan’s essay “Professor Ayer on Certainty” Sir Alfred Jules Ayer (born in 1910- 1989) Wrote The Problem of Knowledge (1956)
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Unformatted text preview: Ayer was the Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London from 1946 until 1959, when he became Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford . He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1951 to 1952. He was knighted in 1970 Argument on how it is “possible to believe what is in fact true without knowing it” page 138 of Prospect for Metaphysics: Essays of Metaphysical Exploration The Living Thoughts on Thoreau- philosophers focus on the why of things as well as the how...
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